Students agree to work for their employer in exchange for supervised, on the job training and experience, and the opportunity to participate in the technical training (in-class) that is a required part of the apprenticeship program. In the workplace, they will be supervised by a certified journeyperson, but it will be their responsibility to keep track of a logbook which will record both hours and competence in the practical skills of the trade.
When working in a compulsory trade, apprentice and employer need to enter into an agreement with the Nova Scotia Apprenticeship Agency (NSAA). You will need to meet with a training consultant to register. Contact: Contact information to come.
Two forms must be completed and submitted to the Nova Scotia Apprenticeship Agency for review and approval. We recommend that both the employer and the apprentice complete the Apprentice Application and Agreement Form together, as it contains information that pertains to both parties (it can be done online). The Employer Ratio Verification Form will need to be completed by the employer.
When the application package is complete, the Training Consultant will meet with the Employer and Apprentice to finalize the Apprenticeship Agreement and complete the registration process:
- An NSAA representative will sign the agreement;
- The NSAA will send a signed copy of the agreement to the apprentice and employer;
- The NSAA will send a logbook and a Nova Scotia Apprentice ID Card to the apprentice.